Sam Hearfield (front) of South Grafton High is congratulated by some of his fellow accelerated Hospitality classmates after Sam scored a Band 6 for the subject
Sam Hearfield (front) of South Grafton High is congratulated by some of his fellow accelerated Hospitality classmates after Sam scored a Band 6 for the subject Adam Hourigan

Sam leaps ahead at South

SOUTH Grafton High School students achieved 17 band six results overall, but it was year 10 student Sam Hearfield who took an accelerated HSC hospitality course that is the shining star.

"The idea is that if you got a band six now it means you could do four subjects in year 12 if you want to focus on your work load, so make those four easier, but I probably won't do that because I'd have to be perfect in everything,” Sam said.

Over the last two years, Sam has done 70 hours of practical work placement, and had to cook things in the test that tested the skills they'd learnt in the hospitality course.

Sam still can't quite believe his mark.

"I keep looking at my phone to make sure it hasn't changed,” he said.

"I'll probably wake up tomorrow and realise what it actually is.

"At the moment it feels good, the last two years have paid off.”

He's picked a wide range of subjects including legal studies, business studies and dance because he isn't sure what he's doing after he graduates.

"At the moment I want to go work in Dracula's Cabaret, but that's only this week, last week it was run comic con and the week before that it was stage management,” Sam said.

"All I know is that I want to be entertaining people with whatever I do.”

Other high achievers form South Grafton High School include Jai Brown, who scored an ATAR of 98.35 with band sixes in Maths Ext 1, Maths Ext 2, Physics, Chemistry and Thomas Lancaster who scored 93.65 with band sixes in Physics and Music.

The entire HSC music class, including Thomas, Cormac Grant and Sebastian Young scored a band six in the subject.



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